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iOS developer uncovers split-screen code
— 10:46 AM on June 11, 2014

Adding more smoke to the apparent fire of split-screen multitasking for Apple's iOS, developer Steve Troughton-Smith claims to have uncovered code in SpringBoard, iOS's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Mac

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Windows 8.1 Update to be required for future support
— 9:31 AM on June 11, 2014

Microsoft released the first major update for Windows 8.1, creatively named Windows 8.1 Update, back in April as part of its regular "patch Tuesday" cycle....

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Alienware's Steam machine switches to Windows, starts at $549
— 10:38 AM on June 10, 2014

Last month, Valve revealed that the first official Steam Machines would be delayed until 2015. The custom Steam controller is being tweaked, and Valve...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Deal of the week: Radeons, memory, and Devil's Canyon
— 11:53 AM on June 6, 2014

This is actually our second deals post of the week. Our first covered discounts on Crucial's new MX100 SSD, most of which have...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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Microsoft releases Windows drivers for the Xbox One controller
— 11:51 AM on June 5, 2014

If you own an Xbox One, your controller can now serve double duty as a PC gamepad. Microsoft's Larry Hryb, a.k.a. Major Nelson, posted...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Crucial ships DDR4 for servers, desktop modules coming in August
— 5:47 PM on June 2, 2014

Crucial has made several DDR4-related announcements to coincide with the Computex trade show in Taiwan. The first is that the company is now shipping...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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WWDC heralds small changes for Apple users, big ones for devs
— 4:20 PM on June 2, 2014

Apple just wrapped up its yearly WWDC keynote. Jokes about Craig Federighi's hair aside, the company introduced new versions of OS X and iOS, and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac Personal tech

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Surface Pro 3 looks to replace tablets, laptops with one device
— 11:00 AM on May 20, 2014

Microsoft has just spilled the beans on its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and the details are really quite interesting. The company has taken a fresh...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Friday night topic: What's wrong with your computer?
— 4:57 PM on May 16, 2014

I'm pretty much the plumber with a leaky sink when it comes to my own PC. I kind of suspect some of you all...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Toshiba and SanDisk partner on new fab for 3D NAND
— 9:08 AM on May 15, 2014

Last summer, Samsung kicked off mass production of three-dimensional NAND that layers memory cells vertically. It's not the only one working on stacked NAND...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Half-Life 2 and Portal now available for Nvidia's Shield
— 10:09 AM on May 12, 2014

My guess was correct, which I realize isn't saying much. Still, I was surprised this morning to learn that both Half-Life 2 and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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So I presume Nvidia's Shield is getting Half-Life 2
— 1:53 PM on May 9, 2014

Let's play the "send me an object to interpret" game. Seems to be all the rage these days, with creepy pictures and cakes...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles

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Deal of the week: Bay Trail mobos, discounted graphics, and more
— 10:29 AM on May 2, 2014

What's this? A weekly deals post without discounted SSDs? Madness! There are still lots of cheap SSDs, of course, but none of this...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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Steam in-home streaming beta open to all
— 9:18 AM on May 1, 2014

Last year, Valve introduced a closed beta test for Steam's in-home streaming capability. The feature allows PC games to be streamed from one...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Networking

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Toshiba starts fabbing 15-nm MLC NAND
— 6:00 AM on April 29, 2014

The progression to finer flash fabrication processes is largely responsible for the steep decline in SSD prices observed over the past few years. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Microsoft pleases Wall Street with earnings, closes Nokia deal
— 10:52 AM on April 25, 2014

Last quarter was a good one for Microsoft. The company posted its earnings after the bell yesterday, reporting revenue growth "across segments" and,

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Game consoles Software Servers

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Apple earnings rise; iPad shipments fall
— 5:10 PM on April 23, 2014

The latest Apple results are in, and if you're an Apple stockholder, there's reason to rejoice. The company didn't just post revenue, profit, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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Microsoft expected to further shorten Windows cycle
— 6:00 AM on April 23, 2014

A couple years back, famed Microsoft rumor-monger Mary Jo Foley reported that...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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